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  1. Hmmm okay, I will see what my system does during the weekend and possibly next weeks racing also Thanks
  2. Wondering if you got this sorted? Apparently it is occurring on a few other tracks as well? Cheers Johnno
  3. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    I was also looking at another manufacturer of tracks in Australia, he just custom makes them and continues on quietly, his tracks are of the permanent type such as yours Terry, so that option to me was not a real winner, though the tracks look amazing. When I found Peter and his fully modular and infinitely expandable by adding on extra modules I was blown away, jumped in head first and dropped $10k!!!! As you mentioned about the practicality of MrTrax tracks they sure are that. Even with a stuffed spine and previous spinal fusions I can easily setup or remove a module by myself, though to move them house to house etc, you will need a second person. As for disposing of your old track, try slot car shops or forums such as this, there are many out there such as slotracer.online, you could also try in your local newspaper (if it exists) or your local online Community Page, perhaps you could donate it to a Men's Shed or local RFS, SES, charity that they could offer it up for the major prize on a fundraiser drive. I can say that once you get a MrTrax track you will never look back other than to ask yourself, why didn't I do this earlier? Peter has the best sales, service and support of any business that I have dealt with in decades... Peter really does stand behind his products. Full disclosure, I don't get paid for talking about his tracks or promoting them nor his business in any way, these tracks are really that awesome. Along with the standard tracks that Peter manufactures, he can also construct your own track design of your choosing!!! WOW indeed hey, reach out to Peter aka MrTrax (mrtrax.com) aka MrSlotcar (mrslotcar.com)
  4. I wouldn't see the others controller no as I am not looking in that direction, but the controller does the flash thing that the Slot.it controllers do. I do notice the braid short on all cars as the flash/spark is easy to see even in peripheral vision. With cars deslotting the car usually shoots across fast and have never seen any flash/spark with these stray cars, yes we have had cars deslot into the other lane and take off under another persons control, these are those WTF!!! moments. As for body screws yes you find them the next lap around for sure, we have had quite a few of these as recently as last weeks race multiple times, this is why you should put a small ball of Blu-Tac in the screw hole after attaching body, simple and effective. Regarding snapping guides, again we have had quite a few recently for one racer, turns out he has been 3d printing his own guides, they appear to be extremely weak for some reason.
  5. re your first query, strange, are you jumping the start at all? Try moving the cars back one car length and start a race, you could always do the same on the other side of the start gantry and start a race there. RC Contact for Dave: contact@racecoordinator.net Tutorials Table of Contents: https://www.racecoordinator.net/raceformats.html FAQ's: https://www.racecoordinator.net/faq.html When I run laps every other lap (or every third lap) is missed. What is wrong? There can be many causes of RC missing laps. The simplest is that the race min lap time is set too high for the track size and type of cars you are running. By default the min lap time is set to 3 seconds. If your lap times are faster than that, they won't be counted and an audio queue will be played instead. The min lap time is configurable in the "Expert Race Setup". The ideal value for the setting is at least half your fastest lap time possible, but no more than your fastest possible lap time. So if your fastest possible lap time is 8 seconds, then the min lap time should be set to at least 4, but really should be set to something closer to 7 or 7.5 seconds. The next likely cause of missed laps is a sensor/interface issue. Converter cables like parallel to USB can often lead to missed laps. DIY sensor setups may have issues if they're not probably grounded or susceptible to interference or noise on the track. RC provides a debug mode to help troubleshoot such issues. You'll need to go into the Race Day Setup Screen options/preferences menu and enable it. Once enabled you'll need to run laps until the problem occurs then send the logs for my review. Almost without fail, the logs show exactly what you're seeing on the track though, which generally means there's an issue outside the software. For more information and help please visit the Contact page for how to reach me for help. Regarding your second query: Race Coordinator Add a late arrival racer to events Ok folks. Looking for some guidance on using the Race Coordinator software... Is there a way to drop in (add) a new racer to an already in-progress race? We had a situation tonight with an unexpected drop in, but while we could add the user to the race, and he showed up in the list of racers, it never expanded the race or added him to subsequent heats. I'm sure I'm missing something (Hopefully) simple. I know track mate let's you do it very intuitively, but I really love trackmate, stats, screens, etc. Any help is appreciated! Pic shows poor Jeff with zero laps. ANSWER ONE We've had to for this a few Times, its not too bad. Here's a summarized procedure: ______________ A racer arriving after the start of the race can be added IF there is still at least one racer who has not run in a heat yet. If the last racer’s fist heat has started, that heat can be restarted, and a racer can then be added. SUMMARIZED PROCESS: 1. Allow existing heat to complete, or restart heat 2. From “Race Director” menu, select “Modify Heat” 3. Add late arriving driver (one at a time) to bottom of list of “Drivers Racing” list. 4. Click “Automate”. Repeat step 3 and 4 for each driver added. 5. Click “Validate”. Fix errors if they appear on screen otherwise… 6. Click “Accept”. You will return to the “Race Day” screen from where you started. This presumes you're using round robin or friendly round robin. the method of adding the driver to the bottom of the list only works if you are using a straight rotation and have very specific settings. If you use anything other than a straight rotation the driver list draws from the bottom first, and will likely completely reorganize your heats
  6. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    Howdy Chas, For pricing you need to contact Peter Van Horssen at Mrtrax (mrtrax.com) just a vague memory of a conversation with Peter. I think sent a track to NZ Online Contact Form: https://www.mrslotcar.com/contact Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1980612378848941 track details which include the footprint and lane lengths: https://www.mrslotcar.com/mr-trax As for plastic track being cheaper, it actually isn't, not here in Australia at least. And as for the tracks by Peter beng a startng point, they are much, much more than that, they can be utilised in a commercial environment also, the lane centers are 100mm therefor 1:24 scale cars can be utilised as well as 1:32 scale. Cheers Johnno I am a part of a small group of guys that race every Wednesday around the Taree, Old Bar and Forster area. I would like to get some evenings or weekend racing happening, if you are interested, please reach out for a chat. Location: Taree, NSW, 2430 on the Mid North Coast, my private home 4-Lane MrTrax track is named 'Shenanigans Raceway' Shenanigans Raceway 1:24 and 1:32 Scale Commercial Slot Car track definition: - silly or high-spirited behaviour; mischief. - secret or mischievious activity or manoeuvring - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Australian Slot Car Group (ASCG) - all things Slot Cars Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianslotcars MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df47a35036302d92ad592 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NSW Slot Car Group (NSWSCG) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nswslotcargroup MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df55d123eb774f9b52594 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - slotracer.online Library https://slotracer.online/library/index.html slotracer.online Index of tracks and track plans https://slotracer.online/library/tracks/index.html The Complete Slot Racing Handbook https://slotracer.online/manual/index.php The Scalextric Digital ARC PRO Guide https://slotracer.online/arc-pro-guide/index.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #slotcarsforlife Peter Van Horssen mrtrax.com mrslotcar.com
  7. I did mention at the time the controller might need some cleaning in a broad sense of the word. I can't see the controller having any broken/shorting wires as the owners look after their gear exceptionally well, will mention this next week. Thanks Alan
  8. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    That's all good heads up it is raining up this way. What comes next is the unpacking, at least with that you can do a few beers and pizza on the first night Those cars are very nice, if Scalextric they will take quite some tuning to get to stay on the track, probably you know already. Bet you are hanging to get your track going, just got to get that shed hey
  9. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    Great to see, like I mentioned if you have five and want to call in to check things just say so, I'm not going anywhere, my back won't let me sounds like you are making a bit of a mess like all moving entails, bet you are getting over the move fast
  10. Sadly an update with this controller issue, it is still occurring on multiple tracks, random cars and random lanes , I've taken on board about checking braids which are fine and I have been watching hmmm What I've been witnessing it appears to occur with one particular controller more often than others, yep this is totally weird.
  11. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    Just browsing back through some forums and popped in here how's that move coming along?
  12. So Chris, did this solution work for you four years ago?
  13. Plug? As in the standard three prong 240v female as below image? They are all the same and can handle up-to 240v as the tracks run at 12v these standard 240v plugs are more than sufficient.
  14. Johnno

    Racing At Old Bar

    hmmm another track in the area... good to see where about are you currently before Wingham move? I hope your house is on a high area after seeing how much of Wingham lower areas got impacted recently with flooding. I am in Taree with my 4 lane MrTrax track, I have posted in the Community group on Facebook a few times now. If you are keen, here is my info. might interest you. I am a part of a small group of guys that race every Wednesday around the Taree, Old Bar and Forster area utilising two small MrTrax 2-Lane tracks, one large 4-lane custom track and one large 4-lane MrTrax track. Link to my forum post on AUSlot: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Shenanigans Raceway definition: - silly or high-spirited behaviour; mischief. - secret or dishonest activity or manoeuvring. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Australian Slot Car Group (ASCG) - all things Slot Cars Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianslotcars MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df47a35036302d92ad592 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NSW Slot Car Group (NSWSCG) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nswslotcargroup MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df55d123eb774f9b52594 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - slotracer.online Library https://slotracer.online/library/index.html slotracer.online Index of tracks and track plans https://slotracer.online/library/tracks/index.html The Complete Slot Racing Handbook https://slotracer.online/manual/index.php The ARC Pro Guide https://slotracer.online/arc-pro-guide/index.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #slotcarsforlife Johnno My mobile: 0403 213 901
  15. Johnno

    Racing At Old Bar

    Morning, I am in Taree with my 4 lane MrTrax track, I have posted in the Community group on Facebook a few times now. If you are keen, here is my info. might interest you. I am a part of a small group of guys that race every Wednesday around the Taree, Old Bar and Forster area utilising two small MrTrax 2-Lane tracks, one large 4-lane custom track and one large 4-lane MrTrax track. I am in Taree, NSW, 2430 on the Mid North Coast, my private home MrTrax track is named 'Shenanigans Raceway' Link to my track forum post on AUSlot: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Shenanigans Raceway definition: - silly or high-spirited behaviour; mischief. - secret or dishonest activity or manoeuvring. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Australian Slot Car Group (ASCG) - all things Slot Cars Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianslotcars MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df47a35036302d92ad592 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NSW Slot Car Group (NSWSCG) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nswslotcargroup MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df55d123eb774f9b52594 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - slotracer.online Library https://slotracer.online/library/index.html slotracer.online Index of tracks and track plans https://slotracer.online/library/tracks/index.html The Complete Slot Racing Handbook https://slotracer.online/manual/index.php The ARC Pro Guide https://slotracer.online/arc-pro-guide/index.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #slotcarsforlife Johnno My mobile: 0403 213 901
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